Govt asked to probe status of migrants

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 5, 2014-

The Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Human Rights has asked the government to investigate into condition of Nepali women taking shelter at the Nepali embassy in Kuwait. It has also formed a seven-member taskforce to study the human rights condition of migrant workers in labour destinations.

Hundreds of victimised women migrants staying under the care of  the Nepali mission are found to have been abandoning their shelter following a delay in their repatriation. The embassy is said to be allowing them to leave the shelter, exposing them to the risk of further abuse and exploitation.

Bishal Bhattarai, acting ambassador to Kuwait, said some of these women have been detained by the Kuwati police, while others have returned to their agents.

A few weeks ago, the parliamentary committee had asked the government to hire lawyers to ease the process of bringing the dead bodies of migrants from labour destinations. The committee had also asked the government to investigate into the condition of migrants and the kids of female migrants born in the countries.

Published: 06-11-2014 09:03

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